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TRADE AND COMMERCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Abortion; regulation of provider businesses. Adding  59.1-550 through 59.1-558. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 670 (F))
Aerospace Engine Manufacturing Performance Grant Program; created. Adding  59.1-284.20, 59.1-284.21, and 59.1-284.22. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1330 (Chapter 256); Quayle, SB 651 (Chapter 630))
Agritourism; Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to promote. Adding  3.1-14.02. (Patron-Lohr, HB 1396 (F))
Antique, vintage, and collectible items; designating items, penalty. Adding  59.1-136.8 through 59.1-136.12. (Patron-May, HB 628 (C))
Businesses, private; joint subcommittee to study local incentives provided for economic development purposes. (Patron-Cole, HJR 75 (P))
Consumer Affairs, Office of; removed from Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and established as Department of Consumer Affairs. Amending  2.2-204, 3.1-14, 15.2-963, 57-48 through 57-54, 57-55.2, 57-55.3, 57-56, 57-57, 57-59 through 57-61.2, 57-63, 57-65, 57-66, 57-67, 57-69, 59.1-203, 59.1-207.3, 59.1-207.44, 59.1-296 through 59.1-296.2:1, 59.1-297.2, 59.1-298, 59.1-306 through 59.1-308.2, 59.1-313, 59.1-317, 59.1-318, 59.1-320.1, 59.1-321 through 59.1-324, 59.1-326, 59.1-328, 59.1-329, 59.1-333, 59.1-334, 59.1-335.2, 59.1-335.3, 59.1-335.4, 59.1-429, 59.1-433, 59.1-435, 59.1-436, 59.1-437, 59.1-439, 59.1-440, 59.1-441.2, 59.1-441.4, 59.1-441.5, 59.1-445 through 59.1-447.1, 59.1-448.1, 59.1-451, 59.1-452, 59.1-473, and 59.1-516; adding  2.2-907, 2.2-908, and 2.2-909; repealing  3.1-18.1, 3.1-18.2, and 3.1-18.3. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 206 (F))
Consumer Protection Act; advertising at price after rebate. Amending  59.1-200. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1545 (F))
Consumer Protection Act; prohibited acts by a contractor. Amending  54.1-1115 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Watts, HB 575 (Chapter 294))
Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices involving residential real property. Amending  59.1-201, 59.1-203, 59.1-205, 59.1-206, and 59.1-207; adding  59.1-200.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 408 (Chapter 485))
Credit reports; authorizes an individual to freeze access thereto. Amending  59.1-200 and 59.1-444; adding  59.1-443.3. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 16 (I) See HB1311; Plum, HB 345 (I) See HB1311)
Credit reports; authorizes armed services members and spouses to freeze. Amending  59.1-200 and 59.1-444; adding  59.1-443.3. (Patron-Wagner, SB 325 (I) See SB576; Whipple, SB 461 (I) See SB576)
Credit reports; authorizes consumer to freeze access thereto. Adding  59.1-444.1 and 59.1-444.2. (Patron-Byron, HB 1311 (Chapter 496); Saslaw, SB 576 (Chapter 480))
Credit reports; authorizes consumer to freeze access thereto. Amending  59.1-200 and 59.1-444; adding  59.1-443.3. (Patron-Tata, HB 4 (I) See HB1311; Oder, HB 35 (I) See HB1311; Eisenberg, HB 607 (I) See HB1311; Brink, HB 785 (I) See HB1311; Lohr, HB 897 (I) See HB1311; Barlow, HB 1339 (I) See HB1311)
Credit reports; authorizes military personnel and their spouses to freeze access thereto. Amending  59.1-200 and 59.1-444; adding  59.1-443.3. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 175 (I) See HB1311)
Credit reports; fee exemption for security freezes for military personnel. Amending  59.1-200 and 59.1-444; adding 59.1-443.3. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1307 (I) See HB1311)
Extended service contracts; revises definition thereof. Amending 59.1-435. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1508 (Chapter 524))
Fire-safe cigarettes; prohibits manufacture, sale, etc. unless tested to meet performance standard. Adding  59.1-293.1 through 59.1-293.9. (Patron-Caputo, HB 1072 (I) See HB228)
Gift certificates; certain information required for those charged a fee. Amending  59.1-530 and 59.1-531. (Patron-McClellan, HB 329 (C))
Gift certificates; prohibited practices. Amending  59.1-530 and 59.1-531; adding  59.1-530.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 859 (F))
Health care providers; those responding to disaster immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225.01, 8.01-581.1, 38.2-324, 44-146.16, 44-146.17, 44-146.18:1, 44-146.23, and 59.1-526; adding  8.01-225.02. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 403 (Chapter 121); Newman, SB 657 (Chapter 157))
Health insurance pools; technical assistance for small businesses. Adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 693 (I) See HB807; Englin, HB 807 (F))
Horse racing; local referendum. Amending  59.1-391. (Patron-Peace, HB 754 (F))
Income tax, corporate; apportionment for manufacturers. Amending 58.1-408; adding  58.1-422. (Patron-Byron, HB 1514 (C))
Income tax, state; tax credit for health insurance premiums paid by small business employers. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Frederick, HB 59 (C); Nutter, HB 986 (F))
Income tax, state; tax credit for long-term care insurance premiums paid by small business employers. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Moran, HB 1191 (F))
Local license tax; exemption for new businesses. Amending 58.1-3703. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1561 (F))
Military Service Personnel Bill of Rights of 2008; established. Amending  2.2-2903.1, 51.1-502, and 58.1-322; adding 2.2-1204.1 and 59.1-443.3. (Patron-Moran, HB 1193 (F))
Motion Picture Incentive Performance Grant Fund; created. Adding 2.2-2320.1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 703 (C))
Nanotechnology businesses; tax credit provided in form of equity or subordinated debt for those qualified. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Purkey, HB 125 (F))
Oil or gas operations; applicant identify in permit application any cemetery located within 100 feet of permitted activity. Amending  45.1-361.29. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1150 (Chapter 227))
Personal Information Privacy Act; prohibits dissemination of another person’s social security number. Amending  59.1-443.2. (Patron-May, HB 633 (Chapter 820); Houck, SB 133 (Chapter 562))
Petroleum products franchises; rights of dealers upon sale or assignment of franchise agreement. Adding  59.1-21.15:1. (Patron-Howell, SB 714 (Chapter 837))
Public Procurement Act; awarding of contracts to small, women-, or minority-owned businesses. Amending  2.2-1402; adding 2.2-4310.1. (Patron-McClellan, HB 1554 (F))
Pyramid promotional schemes; definition thereof, penalty. Amending  18.2-239 and 59.1-200. (Patron-Bell, HB 990 (Chapter 791); Reynolds, SB 95 (Chapter 842))
Reduced cigarette ignition propensity; prohibits manufacture, etc. of cigarettes unless meets performance standard for fire safety. Adding  59.1-293.1 through 59.1-293.9. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 228 (Chapter 348); Stosch, SB 208 (Chapter 96))
Restroom Access Act; created. Adding  59.1-550 through 59.1-553. (Patron-Caputo, HB 733 (F))
Scrap metal processors; seller to provide his driver’s license number. Amending  59.1-136.3. (Patron-Lohr, HB 887 (C))
Service-disabled veteran-owned small business programs; aligns State’s requirements with federal. Amending  2.2-2001 and 2.2-4310. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 1386 (Chapter 521); Wagner, SB 680 (Chapter 767))
Sheltered workshops; Department of Minority Business Enterprises to establish certification program. Amending  2.2-1401, 2.2-1403, and 2.2-4310. (Patron-Hanger, SB 474 (C))
Short-term real property rental businesses; taxations applied. Amending  58.1-602, 58.1-3700.1, 58.1-3703, 58.1-3706, 58.1-3819, and 58.1-3840. (Patron-Hanger, SB 471 (C))
Simulcast horse racing; Racing Commission authorizes wagering thereon and allocates proceeds. Amending  59.1-365, 59.1-369, and 59.1-392. (Patron-Norment, SB 597 (F))
Simulcast horse racing; redefines to include live or pre-recorded races. Amending  59.1-365 and 59.1-392. (Patron-Gear, HB 1537 (F))
Small Business Financing Act; preferred lenders. Amending 2.2-2279, 2.2-2285, and 2.2-2290. (Patron-Moran, HB 1459 (Chapter 744))
Small business health insurance pools; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to create position of Small Business Health Insurance Advisor. Adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1497 (F))
Small businesses; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of eVirginia thereon. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 119 (P))
Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study whether laws and regulations impede ability in procuring health insurance. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 71 (F))
Telephone solicitations; charitable organizations for law-enforcement officers. Amending  59.1-512. (Patron-Albo, HB 101 (F))
Tourism zones, local; increases number of years which tax incentives may be provided therein. Amending  58.1-3851. (Patron-Norment, SB 591 (Chapter 462))
Trademarks and service marks; registration and protection, penalties. Amending  59.1-92.2, 59.1-92.12, and 59.1-92.13. (Patron-Cline, HB 1363 (Chapter 800); Saslaw, SB 577 (Chapter 759))
VDOT logo signs; businesses that cater to recreational vehicle users to use Integrated Directional Sign Program. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1130 (F))
Vehicle protection product warranties; establishes requirements regarding provision thereof. Amending  38.2-100 and 59.1-200; adding  59.1-434.1 through 59.1-434.12. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1541 (F))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 12/19/08